--A selection of grammar exercises and listenings from the workbook
are available here. That is the “workbook”. The audio is online at http://www.mhhe.com/sabiasque5
(go to the Audio Program section). You have to turn in the workbook exercises
the day of the exam.
The quizzes will be based on the online exercises, the workbook, and the textbook exercises.
--We will watch some movies and documentaries related to Spanish speaking countries during the class time. In the syllabus you can see the days when the films will be shown. The documentaries will be shown whenever we will have the time to do so. (They are available at the Language Lab).
--Check the syllabus often; you will have here most of the materials
you have to turn in. I will also give some others during the class time.
IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO COME TO CLASS AND KNOW WHICH EXERCISES YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO TURN IN EACH DAY.
M 24, Lesson preliminar
W 26, Lesson preliminar
F 28, Lesson preliminar
M 31, HOLIDAY. César Chávez.
W 2, Lección preliminar. Print Review Preliminar for you to study, and bring Ejercicios Lesson Preliminar done.
F 4, Lección preliminar.
M 7, Lección preliminar.
W 9, Movie: Sin dejar huella (Composition: describe the main characters using SER/ESTAR, and tell the story using the present tense, due: 23rd)
Lección 1. Print Review lesson 1 for you to study.
F 11, Movie: Sin dejar huella. Lección 1. Bring homework: Questions Lesson 1
M 14, Lección 2
W 16, Lección 2 Movie: El hijo de la novia (Composition: tell the story using the present tense, due 23rd)
F 18, Movie: El hijo de la novia.
M 21, Lección 2. Homework: Review
Lesson 2 with questions
W 23, Workbook due (just the listenings preliminar and 1). Quiz 1 (lessons preliminar, 1 and 2). Two compositions about the movies are due this day. Each composition will count 25 points in the exam. 100-150 words. There will also be a reading about Mexico (10 points).
Remember to prepare the online exercises (www.mhhe.com/sabiasque5) and Listenings Preliminar and 1 (at www.mhhe.com/sabiasque5 you have the listenings; the answer key is in the main website of this course).
F 25, Lección 3
M 28, Lección 3
W 30, Lección 3, 4
F 2, Movie: Diarios de motocicleta. (Composition: describe the characters using the present tense. Write 8-10 sentences about things that happened in the film using the preterite –in lección 3-, due May 12)
M 5, Movie: Diarios…
W 7, Lección 4
F 9, Lección 4.
M 12, Workbook due, lessons 2 and 3 (I will give it in class). Quiz 2 (lessons 3 and 4). Two compositions are due this day: one about the movie (Motorcycle diaries) and one about a topic your instructor will tell you in the classroom. Each composition will count 25 points in the exam. 100-150 words. There will also be a reading about Latin American revolutionaries-20 points).
W 14, Lección 5
F 16, Lección 5
M 19, Lección 6
W 21, Lección 6. Movie: El laberinto del fauno (Composition: tell the story using past tenses-preterite and imperfect. Due: June 2nd).
F 23 Movie: El laberinto….
M 26. HOLIDAY. MEMORIAL DAY
W 28. ORAL PRESENTATIONS. Lección 6.
F 30. ORAL PRESENTATIONS. Lección 6
M 2, LAST DAY OF CLASSES. ORAL PRESENTATIONS
NO WORKBOOK OR LISTENINGS ARE DUE THIS DAY. Quiz 3: One composition about the movie (150-200 words, past tenses-25 points), one composition about what you used to do on holidays when you were a kid (150-200 words, impeferct tense-25 points) and a reading about Spain (20 points).
FINAL EXAM: reading about Argentina and exercises about El laberinto del fauno (they will be given in class).
ORAL PRESENTATIONS-10% of the grade: you will need to prepare 8-10 slides related to a Hispanic country. Give information about history/art/food… Limit the writing on each slide to the minimum, and do the explanation verbally.
EXTRA CREDIT: WILL COUNT 5%. Reading El enamorado.You have to turn it in the day of the FINAL.
TESTS: Tests will have two parts. One will be a listening and written
test in the class, the other one will be a reading and a composition that
you will prepare at home and you will bring the day of the exam. You will
have the information in this website.
ORAL EXAM/PRESENTATION: Presentation about a Spanish speaking country. At least 8 slides with pictures. You are not supposed to be reading, so, please, give your instructor the composition or ideas you have prepared, and limit the writing in the slides. Your instructor will assign you a country.
COMPOSITIONS (your teacher will have the topics in this website, apart from telling them in the class). They have to be 100-150 words.
COMPOSITIONS MUST BE TYPED AND DOUBLE SPACED.
READINGS: THE DAY OF THE FINAL EXAM YOU WILL HAVE TO TURN IN A SUMMARY (IN SPANISH) OF ALL THE READINGS INCLUDED AT THE END OF EACH CHAPTER. IT SHOULD BE ONE TO TWO PAGES LONG.
I WILL NOT ACCEPT LATE WORK. ALL THE EXERCISES, COMPOSITIONS... HAVE TO BE WRITTEN DOWN "IN SPANISH"
Web exercises are due for each lesson covered in Spanish 101.
You should do the exercises in the web: www.mhhe.com/sabiasque5 . That web site will correct your exercises, so you do not need to send them to me.
You do not need to turn them in. This is not considered homework.
Workbook: You only need to do some listenings that are specified in the class web site. The answers are at the end of the workbook (also in the class web site), so, please, correct them. All these exercises will help you for the exam.
Only questions or assignments that I will give in the class and I will post in this website.
If you wish to work in the Language Lab in DDH/E 102, always bring your textbook with you. You will have the CDs in the computers there. The Language Lab is located in DDH/E-102.
PLEASE, DO NOT SAY "I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT I WAS SUPPOSED TO DO", "YOU DIDN'T TELL". YOU WILL HAVE EVERYTHING HERE.
A student's grade will depend on the following factors:
3 test 15% each
Final exam (take home test) 15%
Oral presentation 10%
Readings (at the end of each lesson) 10%
Classroom participation, behaviour 5%
Homework/Compositions/Exam reviews 15%
You will have an extra credit at the end of the course. That will count an extra 5%. You will have to turn it in the day of the final exam.
NO STUDENT MAY CHANGE THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HIS OR HER QUIZZES, ORAL PRESENTATIONS, COMPOSITIONS OR FINAL EXAM WITHOUT AN URGENT EXCUSE (medical, etc.).
A STUDENT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL WORK COVERED AND ASSIGNED REGARDLESS OF HIS/HER ABILITY TO ATTEND CLASS, WHICH MEANS THAT ONE MUST COME TO CLASS, AFTER ABSENCES, AND BE UP-TO-DATE WITH THE SYLLABUS AND THE REST OF THE CLASS.
IF YOU PLAN NOT TO ATTEND TO ONE OR SOME CLASSES, BE RESPONSIBLE AND TURN IN YOUR ASSIGNMENTS ON TIME. ASK YOUR CLASSES MATES ABOUT THE MATERIALS COVERED. YOUR INSTRUCTOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR ABSENCES OR YOU NOT KNOWING SOMETHING THAT WE ALREADY EXPLAINED IN THE CLASS.
WE WILL CORRECT EXERCISES IN CLASS. I DO NOT GIVE CREDIT FOR THOSE ASSIGNMENTS, BUT THEY ARE IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO LEARN THE MATERIALS; IF YOU DO NOT COME, PLEASE, CHECK WITH YOUR CLASS MATES.
NO MAKE-UP TEST WILL BE GIVEN; HOWEVER, THE SUBSEQUEST TEST WILL COUNT DOUBLE. IF SUBSEQUENT TEST IS ALSO MISSED, THE PREVIOUSLY MISSED TEST WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE COUNTED AS AN F.
GRADING PROCEDURE: The grading system in all Spanish courses is identical to the one described on page 70 of the 2005-2007 CSUB Catalogue. Students will be given letter grades on all their tests - both written and oral; on their written assignments, such as compositions; oral presentation; written work; and on their final exam.
INTEGRITY OF SCHOLARSHIP AND GRADES/ACADEMIC DISHONESTY
The CSUB rules regarding the integrity of scholarship will be strictly enforced. For your information, the rules, as they appear on page 80 of the 2005-2007 CSUB Catalogue are as follows:
The principles of truth and honesty are recognized as fundamental to a community of teachers and scholars. The University expects that both faculty and students will honour these principles and in so doing protect the validity of University grades. This means that all academic work will be done by the student to whom it is assigned, without unauthorized aid of any kind. Instructors, for their part, will exercise care in the planning and supervision of academic work so that honest effort will be positively encouraged.
Plagiarism, the practice of taking ideas and writings from another and offering them as one's own, is a form of cheating and is unacceptable. It may consist of handing in someone else's work, copying a composition, using ideas, paragraphs, sentences, or phrases written by another or using ideas, data, and statistics compiled by another. This includes rearrangement of phrases from the original into a new pattern.
When using ideas, interpretations, or material written or compiled by another, acknowledgement of indebtedness to the original author or source must be made by the use of quotation marks, footnotes or similar references.
A student may not submit a paper (or two papers which are substantially the same) for credit in two different courses unless a prior agreement to accept such work has been made between the instructors involved.
If any instance of academic dishonesty is discovered by an instructor, it is the instructor's responsibility to give a failing grade to the student for the course. In every case, the instructor should notify in writing the Dean of Students and the dean of the school in which the student is enrolled of the circumstances of the case. In all cases of academic dishonesty, the first offence will result in the student's receiving an "F" in the course and the second offence will result in termination of the student's enrolment at the University.
A student may appeal any sanction employed by the instructor and the University based upon an allegation of academic dishonesty by initiating grievance procedures within no more than fifteen (15) school days (academic year) after notification of the grade is mailed or personally given to the student.